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First Full-Length Trailer for FROM DUSK TO DAWN: THE SERIES

El Rey Network released today the first official trailer from the supernatural crime saga, FROM DUSK TO DAWN: THE SERIES, premiering March 11th at 9pm ET/PT. The network's first scripted original on Robert Rodriguez's new genre-busting cable network, the series is based on the thrill-ride film of the same name. The 10-episode serialized drama is centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard "Richie" Gecko, who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw and Freddie Gonzalez after a bank heist left several people dead. While on the run to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former pastor Jacob Fuller and his family, whom they take hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is populated by vampires. They are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive.

mun2 Premieres Record-Breaking Telenovela EL SEÑOR DE LOS CIELOS on February 3

mun2, the leading Hispanic cable network for today’s young Latino audience, will premiere the record-breaking telenovela EL SEÑOR DE LOS CIELOS (Lord of the Skies) in Spanish with English subtitles starting Monday February 3 at 7 p.m. EST/. EL SEÑOR, which tells the story of Aurelio Casillas (Rafael Amaya), a leading Mexican drug lord presumed dead after undergoing a dramatic physical transformation, was one of the most successful series in the history of Telemundo. The series reached nearly 15 million total viewers during its 17-week run, consistently beating a number of networks, regardless of language. EL SEÑOR will air weekly with back to back episodes on Mondays from 7-9 p.m. EST/6-8pm CST, and Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 7 p.m. EST/6C.

Cinemax Renews BANSHEE For A Third Season

CINEMAX has renewed the Emmy®-winning hit action series BANSHEE for a third season, scheduled to debut in 2015, it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and CINEMAX Programming. The show is currently in its second season, with episodes debuting Fridays at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Executive produced by Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler, Peter Macdissi, Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes, BANSHEE stars Antony Starr (“Rush”) as Lucas Hood and Ivana Milicevic (“Charlie’s Angels,” HBO’s “Mind of the Married Man”) as Carrie Hopewell. The series tells the story of Hood, an ex-con and master thief who tracks down Hopewell, his former lover and partner in crime, who has reinvented herself as the wife of the Banshee, Pa. prosecutor. In Banshee, Hood assumes the identity of the town’s sheriff and continues his criminal activities, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier.

Wednesday Night Ratings: NASHVILLE, ARROW, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE Up

The Wednesday (January 29, 2014) night ratings are in. NASHVILLE, ARROW and THE TOMORROW PEOPLE were up week-over-week. Check out what The CW and ABC had to say below. From The CW: Last night's ARROW was up week to week in total viewers and key demos, rising 9% in total viewers (2.73M), 11% in A18-49 (1.0/3), 17% in W18-34 (0.7/2), and holding steady in A18-34 (0.8/3).

Tuesday Night Ratings: SUPERNATURAL Has Most Watched Episode Since 2010

Last night's SUPERNATURAL was the series' most watched (2.79M) episode since 10/15/2010. It matched its season highs in A18-34 (1.1/3), A18-49 (1.2/3), and W18-34 (1.4/4), and had its best W18-49 since 5/13/10 (1.4/3). It was SUPERNATURAL's best rating among teens (1.6/6) since 2/5/09 and Matched its second best female teen rating ever on The CW (2.1/7) THE ORIGINALS rose 8% week to week in W18-34 (1.3/4) and was flat in A18-34 (0.9/3). Meanwhile, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS ranked as TV’s #1 telecast in the 8 o'clock hour for its 28th-consecutive original telecast in Females 12-34 (1.4 million/3.1 rating) and 19th in Women 18-34 (848,000/2.5 rating), and was cable TV’s #1 telecast for the 40th original telecast in Adults 18-34 (959,000/1.4 rating) and 51st in Viewers 12-34 (1.6 million/1.7 rating).

A&E's BATES MOTEL Re-Opens for a Second Season

A&E Network premieres season two of the critically acclaimed original drama series BATES MOTEL, starring Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman. The series premieres Monday, March 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In season two of BATES MOTEL, executive producers Carlton Cuse (LOST) and Kerry Ehrin (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) dig deeper into the twisted world of the Bates family. Picking up from last season, Norman (Freddie Highmore) is fixating on Miss Watson's death while Norma's mysterious past starts to haunt the family with the introduction of her brother. Meanwhile, Norman's brother Dylan, (Max Thieriot), gets more entrenched in the familial drug war that fuels White Pine Bay and finds himself right in the middle of the danger as Bradley (Nicola Peltz), who remains on the hunt to uncover her father's killer, is driven to precarious extremes. Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell), is caught up on all fronts as everything in town escalat

'Flowers in the Attic' Locks in 6.1 Million Viewers

The Lifetime Original Movie Flowers in the Attic locked in 6.1 million Total Viewers in its world premiere at 8:00pm Saturday night, according to Nielsen Research Fast Cable National ratings, making it ad-supported cable's most-watched original movie in the demo since November 2012. Among Adults 25-54 (2.6 million viewers) and Women 25-54 (2.0 million viewers), Flowers in the Attic is cable's number one original movie performance since the October 2012 premiere of Steel Magnolias. Based on V.C. Andrews' controversial book, the movie also averaged 2.4 million Adults 18-49 viewers and 1.9 million Women 18-49 viewers, as well as a 4.5 Household rating. Among social media, Flowers in the Attic was the night's second most tweeted program on all of television, next to the Screen Actors Guild Awards, according to SocialGuide. Lifetime will encore Flowers in the Attic this Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, immediately following the world premiere of Lizzie Borden Took

BLACK BOX To Premiere April 24 on ABC

ABC has announced its new drama series BLACK BOX will premiere on Thursday, April 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. BLACK BOX stars Kelly Reilly as Catherine Black, Ditch Davey as Dr. Ian Bickman, David Ajala as Will Van Renseller, Ali Wong as Dr. Lina Lark, Laura Fraser as Reagan Black, David Chisum as Joshua Black, Siobhan Williams as Esme Black with Terry Kinney as Dr. Owen Morely and Vanessa Redgrave as Dr. Hartramph.

Tika Sumpter Moves Arsenio Hall To Tears When Talking About Whitney Houston

Arsenio Hall found himself moved to tears while interviewing THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS star Tika Sumpter on his talk show on Wednesday. Hall, who was a longtime friend of Whitney Houston's, asked the 33-year-old what it was like working with "The Voice" on her last film Sparkle , which came out after she died in 2012. "Whitney was everything," said Sumpter, who played the Grammy winner's daughter. "You'd be sitting in a corner, and I'd be just kind of quiet, they'd be changing for the set-up and she's like, 'You okay, baby? Who do I need to talk to to make sure you're all right?' And I'm like, 'I'm good' and she's like, 'All right, I got you.' She was just like a mother."

Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain and More to Present Awards at 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Hosted by Aisha Tyler

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced that Jensen Ackles, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Jessica Chastain, Don Cheadle, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Sir Ben Kingsley, Nia Long, Kellan Lutz, James Marsden, Jared Padalecki, Margot Robbie, Julia Roberts, Ian Somerhalder, Isaiah Washington, and Marlon Wayans will present awards at this year's Critics' Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Hosted by Aisha Tyler, the star-studded awards gala will be broadcast live on The CW Network at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Red Carpet Pre-show coverage will also air in various local markets immediately before the awards ceremony.

The CW Acquires the Four-Hour Miniseries Event LABYRINTH

The CW Network has acquired LABYRINTH, the four-hour event miniseries with a multi-national and award-winning cast, including John Hurt, Sebastian Stan, Jessica Brown-Findlay & Tom Felton, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. Premiere night and time will be announced at a later date. Filmedon-location in the medieval town of Carcassonne in southwest France and Cape Town, South Africa, the historical miniseries jumps back and forth between modern and medieval France as it follows the lives of two women who are separated by centuries, but united in their search for the Holy Grail.

Crackle Announces Season Two of Original Series CLEANERS

Crackle, the multi-platform entertainment network, today announced production to start this week in Puerto Rico on the second season of its original series, 'Cleaners.' Following the first action packed season, Emmanuelle Chriqui ("Entourage"), Emily Osment ("Hannah Montana"), David Arquette (SCREAM), and Gina Gershon ("Rescue Me," FACE/OFF) return for a second season and double the punch with 12, half-hour episodes premiering on Crackle and across all Crackle applications in 2014.

Crackle Hit Original Series CHOSEN Announces Rose McGowan to Join Season 3

Crackle, the multi-platform entertainment network, announced the lead cast for the third season of their original series CHOSEN, with returning star Chad Michael Murray ("One Tree Hill") and Rose McGowan ("Charmed") as new character Josie Acosta, a suburban mom and experienced hunter. The new season also marks the return of Sarah Roemer (DISTURBIA), Brandon Routh (SUPERMAN RETURNS) and Caitlin Carmichael ("Criminal Minds"). The six episodes are executive produced by Milo Ventimiglia alongside creators Ben Ketai (30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DARK DAYS) and Ryan Lewis (HIGH SCHOOL, FAT KID RULES THE WORLD), written by Evan Charnov (LOST BOYS: THE THIRST) and directed by Toby Wilkins (SPLINTER and "Teen Wolf"). The series is currently in production in Los Angeles and the six episodes will premiere at once later this year.

WGN America Orders "Ten Commandments" Scripted Event Series from The Weinstein Company

WGN America has ordered the 10-part scripted event series "Ten Commandments" from The Weinstein Company (TWC), it was announced today by Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios. Over 10 nights, 10 different visionary filmmakers will take on a single Commandment with their modern interpretation of that Commandment. Five of the 10 filmmakers committed to direct episodes are Gus Van Sant, Lee Daniels, Jim Sheridan, Wes Craven and Michael Cera. Academy Award(R) winning producer Bruce Cohen ("American Beauty," "Silver Linings Playbook") and Bob Weinstein will produce.

El Rey Network Announces Summer 2014 Debut of 'Matador (WT),' New, Original Action Series from K/O Paper Products' Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman

During a presentation at the bi-annual gathering of television critics, El Rey Network announced that "Matador" (WT), an original, scripted action series produced by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman's K/O Paper Products, will premiere in Summer 2014. The coveted writing/producing team (Sleepy Hollow, Fringe, Star Trek and Transformer franchises) will begin production on the 13-episode, hour-long drama, marking the second original series from Robert Rodriguez's genre-busting network. The first scripted project, Rodriguez's highly-anticipated "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," will premiere on March 11, 2014. Production on "Matador" will begin in Los Angeles early this year.

Mark Burnett and Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network Partner to Bring Action-Packed Lucha Libre Wrestling Events and New League to the U.S.

It was announced today that Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett has partnered with visionary film director Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network to create a new sports business in the U.S. featuring high-flying lucha libre wrestling. The business begins with a weekly one-hour series featuring a new lucha libre league, premiering on El Rey Network the second half of 2014. Burnett's One Three Media is partnering with the leading lucha libre league in Mexico, Lucha Libre AAA, and FactoryMade Ventures. Also joining, through their interests in Lucha Libre AAA, are Antonio Cue Sanchez-Navarro and Latinoamerica's largest production group, Alex Garcia's AG Studios.

El Rey Network Announces March 11 Premiere for Robert Rodriguez's Highly-Anticipated Original, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"

El Rey Network plans to take viewers on a wild ride with the highly-anticipated, one-hour premiere of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" on Tuesday, March 11th at 9pm ET/PT. The series, created and executive produced by network Founder and Chairman, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, is based on the cult classic film of the same name. The 10-episode series will serve as the first scripted original to air on the network.

El Rey Network Acquires Fan-Favorite Series for Action-Packed Lineup; "The X-Files," "Starsky & Hutch" and "Dark Angel" Set to Premiere February 14th

El Rey Network, the new 24-hour English-language cable network founded by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, has licensed the cable rights to three fan-favorite and critically-acclaimed series: "Starsky & Hutch," "Dark Angel," and "The X-Files." Under the agreement, El Rey Network will have access to an extensive library of newly-acquired content which will air as part of an expanded 24-hour schedule beginning Friday, February 14th. These three celebrated series are part of an adrenaline-infused lineup featuring rebellious heroes, iconic car chases, epic fight scenes and more, which all speak to the network's desire to provide viewers a visceral storytelling experience. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Vivica A. Fox and Sarah Lancaster Star with Marcia Strassman in "My George," a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere, June 21

An author's fictionalized fairy tale debut suddenly becomes an imperfect real-world romance when Vivica A. Fox ("Independence Day," "Kill Bill") and Sarah Lancaster ("Chuck") star in "My George," a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere Saturday, June 21 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C). Fox and Lancaster star beside Marcia Strassman ("Welcome Back, Kotter," "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"), Oscar Nuñez ("The Office"), Kip Pardue ("Remember the Titans"), Brandon Quinn ("The Vampire Diaries," "The OC" ) and Katy Stoll ("The Seven Year Hitch") in this heartwarming romantic tale about a struggling writer who is forced to fake a relationship to save her career, while overlooking the love of a longtime friend.

Lacey Chabert and Warren Christie Star in "The Color of Rain," a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere, May 31

In the emotional true story of an unexpected new beginning in the face of unimaginable loss, Lacey Chabert ("Party of Five," "Mean Girls") and Warren Christie ("Alphas," "Happy Town") star in the Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere "The Color of Rain," premiering Saturday, May 31 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C). Inspired by the true story of Gina Kell and Michael Spehn and the 2011 New York Times bestselling book they wrote together of the same title, the film follows both families as they become one after cancer tragically claims both Gina's husband and Michael's wife just six weeks apart.

It's Back to School for Kristy Swanson in "A Lesson in Love" a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, April 12

Kristy Swanson ("Operation Cupcake," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") stars as a driven business woman who follows her family to college in "A Lesson In Love" a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Saturday, April 12 (7p.m. ET/PT, 6C). Along with Swanson, Scott Grimes ("ER"), Paul Butcher ("Zooey 101") and Allie Gonino ("The Lying Game") test if the family who goes to school together, stays together. Money can't buy happiness for career-driven mom Megan Mills (Swanson), or her family. Even a multi-million dollar windfall from a company merger is not enough to make up for the time that Megan lost with her husband, Mike (Grimes) and her twin children, Sean (Butcher) and Zoe (Gonino), while building a career. When Mike leaves her and joins Sean and Zoe in college, Megan realizes she must take drastic measures to bring her family back together. In order to save her marriage and reconnect with her children, she enrolls a

Stefanie Powers Predicts a Proposal When She Stars with Rachel Boston and Kirby Morrow in "A Ring by Spring," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, March 8

One woman's unexpected race to the altar teaches her a whole new meaning to marriage when Rachel Boston ("Witches of East End") and Kirby Morrow ("Lego Star Wars"), star alongside five-time Golden Globe(R) and two-time Emmy(R) nominated actress Stefanie Powers ("Hart to Hart") in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie, "A Ring By Spring," premiering Saturday, March 8 (7p.m. ET/PT, 6C).The film, also starring Chris Jacot ("Eureka"), Ali Liebert ("Tom Dick & Harriet") and Chad Krowchuk ("Man of Steel"), follows a fiercely independent single woman who is forced to consider marrying her not-so-perfect boyfriend when a gypsy fortuneteller, played by Powers, convinces her she must be engaged by the spring or risk a lifetime alone.

Patricia Richardson Stars as a Housekeeper Who Plays Matchmaker for Erin Krakow in "Chance at Romance" a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, February 8

An online friend request becomes a romantic journey for Erin Krakow ("When Calls The Heart," "Army Wives") in "Chance at Romance," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Saturday, February 8 (7p.m. ET/PT, 6C). Four-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress Patricia Richardson ("Snow Bride," "Home Improvement"), Ryan McPartlin ("Chuck") and Kaitlin Doubleday ("The March Sisters at Christmas") star alongside Krakow in the romantic comedy. Ever the romantic, Samantha "Sam" Hart (Krakow) is optimistically trying to find her Prince Charming on a white horse...even if that means going on bad date after bad date. When she initiates an online relationship with photographer Heath Madsen (McPartlin) after making eye contact at one of his shows, she never expects that Heath will send her a first class ticket to visit him! Upon arriving for what she expects to be a romantic weekend, she learns that her o

Golden Globe Nominees

The winners of this 71st Golden Globe Awards will be announced in a ceremony hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on Sunday, January 12 on NBC. 2014 Golden Globe Awards Nominations in TV: Best TV Series, Drama Breaking Bad - AMC Downton Abbey - PBS The Good Wife - CBS House Of Cards - Netflix Masters Of Sex - Showtime Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black Taylor Schilling, Orange Is The New Black Kerry Washington, Scandal Robin Wright, House Of Cards

Pivot's App 2.0 Extends Live TV and Social Action Functionality

Pivot (Pivot.tv), Participant Media's TV network targeting Millennials (18-34), today announced the launch of a new version of its Pivot APP at a gathering of the country's television critics. Pivot gives viewers the ability to watch TV any time, anywhere by offering authenticated Pay TV subscribers TV Everywhere Live and On Demand, on any device. It is currently available for subscribers of DISH and DIRECTV. "We are a next generation network, so offering our viewers, who are primarily digital natives, the opportunity to watch and connect with Pivot in the way that best meets their lifestyle is incredibly important. The new Pivot APP offers exciting new ways for our audience to experience and interact with our programming and the social action it inspires, and we've only just begun." Pivot APP 2.0 includes:

Sundance Channel's 'Rectify' Returns for a Second Season in Summer 2014

Sundance Channel's critically acclaimed scripted series RECTIFY will return for ten new episodes in summer 2014. The haunting story of a man released from prison after spending nearly two decades on death row, RECTIFY has been overwhelmingly well-received by critics and has landed on numerous year-end top ten lists. Matt Roush at TV Guide rated the series a "10 out of 10" and called it "TV's most absorbing, unsettling new drama." The Daily Beast dubbed RECTIFY "the best new show of 2013" and Mary McNamara at the Los Angeles Times said "RECTIFY is a revelation that sets a new standard... a game changer." RECTIFY is created and written by Ray McKinnon ( The Accountant , DEADWOOD, SONS OF ANARCHY) and executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, the Emmy Award winning producers behind BREAKING BAD and the upcoming HALT AND CATCH FIRE.

Sundance Channel Renews THE WRITERS' ROOM

Sundance Channel announced today the renewal of its original non-fiction series THE WRITERS' ROOM. The six episode half-hour series hosted by Academy Award(R) winning screenwriter Jim Rash takes viewers inside the writers' rooms of the hit television shows that are defining pop culture today. The announcement was made today by Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel President. The series is slated to premiere in spring 2014. Season two will go behind the scenes with the writers, producers and actors from a variety of hit series, including, SONS OF ANARCHY (Kurt Sutter, Charles Murray, Mike Daniels, Katey Sagal), HOUSE OF CARDS, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Joseph Dougherty, Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell), THE GOOD WIFE (Robert King, Michelle King, Ted Humphrey, Julianna Margulies), SCANDAL (Shonda Rhimes, Mark Wilding, Matt Byrne, Jenna Bans, Heather Mitchell, and Kerry Washington), and a special episode about the growing trend of comic book and graphic

GRIMM Grows 63% Versus Its Lead-In in Adults 18-49 and Was Up 45% in Total Viewers

Friday Primetime Results (from NBC): · GRIMM (1.3/4 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall at 9 p.m. ET) grew 63% versus its lead-in in adults 18-49 and was up 45% in total viewers. GRIMM is currently running within 0.1 of a point of last week's 1.4 in these preliminary fast-affiliate ratings and within 0.2 of last week's 1.5 in official nationals. In the time period, "Grimm" is #2 among the Big 4 nets in adults 18-34, men 18-34, women 18-34 (tie) and men 18-49. "Grimm" grew from half-hour to half-hour by 8% in 18-49 rating (to a 1.3 from a 1.2). · L+7 Time-Shifting: GRIMM is a heavily time-shifted series -- the Dec. 13 GRIMM telecast grew by +118% going from these next-day "live plus same day" results to "live plus seven day" figures (to a 2.57 from a 1.18). · DRACULA averaged a 0.8/2 in 18-49 and 2.6 million viewers overall at 10 p.m. ET, to finish within a tenth of a point of last week's 0.9 in 18-49. L+7 Time-Shifting: Note t

New OUTLANDER Photo from Starz at the 2014 Television Critics Association Tour

Starz has released a photo from one of the most iconic scenes of the "Outlander" novels. Captain Black Jack Randall (played by Tobias Menzies) delivers Red Coat justice to Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan).

DA VINCI'S DEMONS Season 2 To Premiere March 22 on Starz

The anticipated second season of the historical fantasy DA VINCI'S DEMONS, an original series created by David S. Goyer, who most recently wrote the screenplay for Man of Steel and its untitled sequel as well as co-writer of The Dark Knight trilogy, will premiere on Starz in the U.S. on Saturday, March 22nd at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The ten-episode drama, produced by Adjacent Productions, follows the 'untold' story of the world's greatest genius, Leonardo da Vinci, during his turbulent youth during the Renaissance. Starz greenlit DA VINCI'S DEMONS for a second season following its record-setting first season weekend debut on Starz on Friday April 12, 2013. Outside of the United States and English-speaking Canada, DA VINCI'S DEMONS is distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide, in partnership with FOX International Channels (FIC) who broadcasts the series to audiences in 125 countries in Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa following Starz's

Syfy Invites BEING HUMAN Fans to "Hangout" Live on Google+ for the Ultimate Season Premiere Social Event with Series Stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington and Kristen Hager

Syfy and Google+ are teaming up to present the ultimate BEING HUMAN fan experience, a "Being Human Google+ Hangout" live from the Google's studios in NYC. The Hangout will take place Monday, January 13th from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m .ET to celebrate the hit show's Season 4 premiere on Monday, January 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Fans will have the chance to experience their favorite show in a whole new way interacting live online with series stars Sam Witwer (Aidan), Meaghan Rath (Sally), Sam Huntington (Josh) and Kristen Hager (Nora). The "Being Human Google+ Hangout" will be moderated by entertainment journalist Aaron Sagers from Google's Tech Talk Studio at its New York headquarters. How to join:

Cast for FX Drama 'Hoke' Includes Stars Paul Giamatti, Oona Chaplin, John Carroll, Robert Wisdom, Jordi Mollà, Tammy Blanchard

FX has finalized its casting on the drama series pilot Hoke , starring actor/producer Paul Giamatti, with Oona Chaplin, John Carroll Lynch, Robert Wisdom, Jordi Mollà and Tammy Blanchard rounding out the cast. Hoke is produced by FX Productions, and production on the pilot will begin this spring in Miami. Scott Frank wrote and will direct the pilot episode, and he will be Co-Showrunner with David Manson if Hoke goes to series. Frank, Manson, Curtis Hanson, Carol Fenelon, Paul Giamatti and Dan Carey are Executive Producers.

HBO Drama Series THE LEFTOVERS, From Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, Will Debut This Summer

When 2% of the world’s population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they’re supposed to do about it. Three years later, the new HBO drama series The Leftovers is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut. Damon Lindelof (Emmy winner for Lost ) and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta (Academy Award nominee for Little Children ; Election ) collaborate on The Leftovers , which begins production of its ten-episode season in New York early this year for summer debut. Lindelof serves as the series showrunner.

Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins To Star in 'Olive Kitteridge' HBO Miniseries

Academy Award winner Frances McDormand ( Fargo, North Country ) and Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins ( The Visitor, SIX FEET UNDER ) star in the HBO Miniseries drama OLIVE KITTERIDGE , a film by Academy Award-nominated director Lisa Cholodenko ( The Kids Are All Right, Laurel Canyon ). Based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name and written by Emmy-winner Jane Anderson (HBO’s The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom and Normal ), the miniseries recently completed production in Massachusetts for debut later this year on HBO.

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS is the Most Tweeted TV Series of 2013

Social Media Powerhouse PRETTY LITTLE LIARS is the #1 Most- Tweeted TV Series of 2013, Amassing Nearly 17 Million Tweets During 2013, ABC Family's social media powerhouse, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, ranked as the year's #1 most-tweeted TV series for the 2nd-consecutive year, amassing 16.8 million total tweets by 2.5 million unique users, at an average 6.7 Tweets per user, demonstrating how engaged the series' viewers are. Further, the series nearly doubled its 2012 Tweet total, increasing by 93% (vs. 8.7 million). Powered by PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, ABC Family emerged as the #1 most-tweeted cable TV network (excludes sports/award show networks), generating 27.9 million Tweets, a solid 30% increase year to year (vs. 21.42 million). Among all cable TV networks, ABC Family placed #4, behind sports-fueled ESPN and TNT and award-show-amplified MTV. Led by its summer 2013 finale - the #1 most-tweeted series telecast in TV history - PRETTY LITTLE LIARS accounted for the Top 5 most-tw

OWN Announces Four New Shows Including Lindsay Lohan Ducmentary Series and Tyler Perry Drama

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today four new original series premieres for 2014. OWN has ordered the network's fourth weekly scripted series, SINGLE MOMS CLUB, from Tyler Perry based on the forthcoming feature film of the same name. The drama series, which centers on a group of single women from different walks of life who become bonded following an incident at their children's school, will premiere in fall 2014.

It's Official! IFC Changes Its Name To... IFC

Today at the Television Critics Association, IFC's President and General Manager, Jennifer Caserta, announced that the TV home of PORTLANDIA, MARON, COMEDY BANG! and other “slightly off” comedies has changed its name from IFC to IFC. While the network has gone by the name IFC for several years now, it has become a destination for smart and unique alternative comedies. Some have occasionally continued to refer to it by the name that persisted on a piece of paper in the basement of its home office, the Independent Film Channel, but that document no longer exists.

Chloe Sevigny and James D'Arcy Star in the New A&E Network Original Series THOSE WHO KILL

A&E Network will premiere the new original scripted series THOSE WHO KILL on Monday, March 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The suspenseful drama stars Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress Chloë Sevigny (BIG LOVE, Boys Don't Cry ) and James D'Arcy ( Hitchcock , Cloud Atlas ). Based on the Danish crime series format inspired by the bestselling work of author Elsebeth Egholm, the thrilling drama follows Catherine Jensen (Sevigny), a recently promoted homicide detective who tracks down serial killers and relentlessly seeks the truth behind the disappearance of her brother. Pittsburgh serves as the picturesque backdrop for the ten-episode serialized drama.

VERONICA MARS To Stream On Amazon Prime

Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that Prime Instant Video will be the exclusive online-only subscription home for streaming the TV series VERONICA MARS in a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. Beginning today, Prime customers can enjoy all three seasons of the popular Warner Bros. Television series starring Kristen Bell, and get caught up just in time for the March 14 debut of the Veronica Mars movie. “The VERONICA MARS series has been popular on DVD and Amazon Instant Video for years, so we know how much Amazon customers love this iconic television show,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition. “We are excited to become the exclusive subscription streaming home for VERONICA MARS and to be able to offer the entire TV series to Prime members to enjoy at no additional charge. With the movie coming on March 14, both die-hard fans and new viewers can easily catch-up on this great show.”

Denise Vasi Covers Rolling Out Magazine (Press Release)

Denise Vasi is truly happy. The actress and model who broke through to mainstream television audiences on the long-running soap ALL MY CHILDREN is returning as one of the principal stars on VH1's SINGLE LADIES — but this lady is no longer single. As the show gears up for its third season, Vasi is adjusting to her latest and greatest role: newlywed. “I never really thought about marriage that much,” Vasi tells entertainment editor Todd Williams. “Marriage just wasn’t my thing. I wasn’t the little girl who grew up thinking about the big wedding day. Then you meet somebody and all of that kind of changes.” Vasi is also excited to be a part of what seems to be a slight shift in television. With shows like LADIES and ABC's smash hit SCANDAL, black women appear to be more of a target demographic for networks. And Vasi is paying attention. “It’s really a whole new ballgame now.” Visit rollingout.com to read the interview in its entirety. Be sure to check out this and oth

Amazon and CBS Corporation Announce Exclusive Content Agreemtn For New CBS Series EXTANT

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today a content licensing agreement for the new CBS Television series EXTANT. The serialized drama, starring Halle Berry and produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, will premiere on the CBS Television Network in June. Amazon Prime Instant Video will be the exclusive premium subscription home for EXTANT with unlimited streaming of all the series' episodes available to their members four days after their initial broadcast on CBS.

TVGN Becomes "Awards Season Central" This Month With Exclusive Programming In Partnership With ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, PopSugar and More

Starting this month, TVGN (TV Guide Network) will follow everything going on at every major award show, providing viewers with exclusive programming dedicated to covering the celebrities, the festivities and the headlines of Hollywood’s most celebrated season. “We are partnering with some of the biggest and best brands in entertainment to make TVGN a daily one-stop television destination for the awards season,” said Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment and Media, TVGN. “Whether it’s live on the red carpet with the best in the business—ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, the youthful and hip daily lifestyle coverage of POPSUGAR, or the in-depth perspective, discussion and access from THE INSIDER, TVGN has got awards season covered from beginning to end.”

INTELLIGENCE Is The Most-Watched New Series Premiere Of The Season With 16.6 Million Viewers

CBS's new drama INTELLIGENCE debuted to 16.59 million viewers, making it the most-watched new series premiere of the season, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 7. At 9:00 PM, the premiere of INTELLIGENCE was first in viewers (16.59m), adults 25-54 (3.7/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/06). INTELLIGENCE posted the season's largest audience for a new series premiere and the time period's best drama delivery in adults 25-54 since Sept. 24, 2013 and in viewers since March 19, 2013, all while matching NCIS: LOS ANGELES's last three broadcasts in adults 18-49. Earlier, at 8:00 PM, NCIS was first in viewers (20.65m), adults 25-54 (4.3/11) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08). NCIS posted its largest audience since March 5, 2013. At 10:00 PM, PERSON OF INTEREST was first in viewers (12.11m), adults 25-54 (3.0/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06). For the night, CBS was first in viewers (16.45m) adults 25-54 (3.7/09) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).

Hulu Presents 2014 Slate of Originals: DEADBEAT, EAST LOS HIGH Season Two and THE HOTWIVES OF ORLANDO Launch in 2014

Since 2011, Hulu has been releasing premium first-run programming, including original series and acclaimed international programming found only on Hulu and Hulu Plus. Today, Hulu presents its 2014 lineup of new and returning Hulu Originals. “Originals are a rapidly expanding part of Hulu’s business. We’re excited to offer our users an exclusive variety of distinctive, smart, and entertaining shows in 2014 that showcase some of the best talent making television today, both in the U.S. and around the world” Supernatural comedy Deadbeat, directed by Troy Miller ( Arrested Development ) and starring Tyler Labine ( Reaper ), Cat Deeley ( So You Think You Can Dance ) and Brandon T. Jackson ( Tropic Thunder ) will launch on April 9, 2014. Deadbeat is Hulu’s first co-production with Lionsgate Television.

2013 Daytime Soap Opera MVPs: Eileen Davidson, Finola Hughes, Katherine Kelly Lang and Billy Miller

Who were the most valuable players in daytime drama over the course of 2013? Find out below in the Serial Scoop year-end awards. DAYS OF OUR LIVES MVP: Eileen Davidson as Kristen DiMera By the end of 2013, DAYS had become daytime's hottest show. It got there with tight storytelling and a lot of help from Eileen Davidson, who turned in one fascinating performance after another as Kristen. It led up to the character drugging and raping Father Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan, also very good this year). From there it was all about Kristen's upcoming wedding to Brady Black (Eric Martsolf), a wedding that was ruined thanks to Victor Kiriakis (an inspired John Aniston) with an assist from Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall). Davidson's performances during the wedding week were perhaps her best ever, and the ratings bump proved that viewers agreed. DAYS was back, and Davidson was on top of her game.

Idina Menzel Named National Ambassador of "Kids' Night on Broadway"

The Broadway League announced that IDINA MENZEL from Broadway's new musical If/Then will serve as the 2014 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY National Ambassador. The 18th KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY will take place Monday, February 24, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014. "When I first went to Broadway, it was a life-changing experience. There's something magical about walking through the theatre district and seeing the marquees and the lights. Nothing compares to a live Broadway performance! As an adult, I still have that nostalgic feeling I had as a child. It's important that kids come to theatre because they get to see life through different characters. The arts are so important in general," said Idina Menzel, "and I'm so grateful that my career awards me with so many special opportunities to connect with young people. I'm honored to be the Kids' Night on Broadway National Ambassador and extra thrilled that this year's cause-related component is ou

HFPA Announces Second Round of Presenters for 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards

Tom Hanks (2001, 1995, 1994, 1989 Golden Globe Award winner; 2014, 2008, 1999 Golden Globe Award nominee), Chris Hemsworth, Melissa McCarthy, Seth Meyers, Liam Neeson (2005, 1997, 1994 Golden Globe Award nominee), Chris O’Donnell (1992 Golden Globe Award nominee), Margot Robbie, Mark Ruffalo, Kyra Sedgwick (2007 Golden Globe winner; 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 1996, 1993 Golden Globe nominee),Channing Tatum, Emma Watson, Naomi Watts (2013 Golden Globe Award nominee), and Olivia Wilde are the second round of presenters announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.

CHICAGO PD Premieres Tonight on NBC, Cast Includes AS THE WORLD TURNS Alum Jesse Lee Soffer

In the series premiere of CHICAGO PD, the intelligence unit investigates a string of murders linked to a Columbian drug gang. The CHICAGO FIRE spin-off premieres on Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. After a slew of brutal slayings, District 21, led by Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) go after a Columbian drug cartel cleaning house in Chicago. They discover D'Anthony (guest star Isaac White) who proves to be an asset in the investigation. At District, complicated histories and unit rivalries surface which could end up costing them one of their own. Meanwhile, Rookie Kyle Ruzek (Patrick Flueger) is pulled from the police academy by Olinski (Elias Koteas) to join the team. Jon Seda, Sophia Bush, Jesse Lee Soffer (ex-Will Munson, AS THE WORLD TURNS), LaRoyce Hawkins, Marina Squerciati and Archie Kao also star. Melissa Sagemiller, David Eigenberg, Monica Raymond and Robin Weingert guest star. Check out a sneak peek of the premiere below:

TURN: America's First Spy Ring

Based on the book "Washington's Spies" written by Alexander Rose, TURN is set in the summer of 1776 and tells the story of New York farmer Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence. The show will debut later this year. Check out a preview for TURN below:

First Thoughts on Guy Wilson as the New Will Horton on DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Guy Wilson debuted as the new Will Horton on DAYS OF OUR LIVES on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. "You're not gonna believe this!" That was actor Guy Wilson's first line in his debut as the new Will Horton on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Well, believe it! Over the years many relative unknown thespians, who later turned out to be excellent actors, even Emmy winners, made their daytime soap opera debuts and looked like stiffs. This is a different medium, with a lot of dialogue to memorize, where getting it right on the first take is desired. It's understandable if a new actor in a daytime drama takes not just one, but several episodes to settle in. It's happened time and again so I give them a pass. Luckily, Wilson doesn't need one. He performed like a seasoned pro on Day One.

HOUSE OF CARDS Season 1 Director's Commentary Now Live Exclusively on Netflix

Starting today, director's commentary on the Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated first season of HOUSE OF CARDS is available exclusively for members in all territories where Netflix is available. · Audio commentary from all six season one directors, including: David Fincher, James Foley, Joel Schumacher, Charles McDougall, Carl Franklin and Allen Coulter, is featured. Directory commentary is available as an option on the subtitle and alternate audio preference on Netflix.

Sexy Supernatural Dramas LOST GIRL, BEING HUMAN and BITTEN Heat Up Mondays Beginning January 13

Get ready to turn up the heat on Mondays this January when Syfy unveils its new primetime lineup of steamy supernatural scripted originals. The primetime sizzle begins January 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with the Season 4 premiere of LOST GIRL, starring Anna Silk as a Succubus, a powerful female entity in folklore who feeds off sexual energy. At 9 p.m., some of television's hottest roommates (Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington, Meaghan Rath and Kristen Hager) confront their haunting pasts in the fourth season return of the hit series BEING HUMAN.